Mark Nicholas is the owner and principal photographer at Manhattan Beach Studios. Mark has been a photographer for more than 20 years and has taken photographs throughout the world, including Africa, Antarctica, Europe, Asia and the Middle East; and is a frequent traveler to Alaska and the desert. Mark started his career following a successful fashion shoot and a successful business partnership with accomplished photographer Art Murphy.
Mark is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law and has worked with artists and creative professionals on their business and legal needs for more than 20 years. Mark is the author of three books with more on the way. As a photographer and business owner, Mark has taught hundreds of photography, lighting and specialty courses and enjoy taking both artistic and technical images, whether sports, high speed, nature, landscape, astrophotography, ballistic, portraiture, product and astrophotography. Mark is the founder of the South Bay Photographers Group (with more than 1400 members) and is a voting member of the Grammy's (The Recording Academy).